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Please don't quit exercising again!
Sunday, June 25, 2017      1 comments

This blog is from me to me. I hope I listen. Why must I continue? Because EVERY TIME I quit, I start having pain again. I can't lift as much or have the energy to do all I want. I especially miss flying the grandchildren around the room. I m... Read more
Learning about maintenance
Tuesday, May 26, 2015      4 comments

Maintenance is a funny thing. It doesn't matter if it is your car, your house, your weight, whatever. Maintenance just doesn't show. You can keep the house clean and maintain it, but nobody notices until one day you don't clean it. Then every... Read more
There is no finish line in a lifestyle
Thursday, September 04, 2014      3 comments

I want a healthy lifestyle and slowly realizing that there isn't a finish line in a lifestyle. I have read that, but never internalized it. I realize that every time I gain weight or loose muscle, it is just a lesson of what not to do next tim... Read more
Still learning: Need to fit in 10 minutes all through day!!!
Saturday, August 30, 2014      1 comments

It is funny how SP has always talked about 10 minutes at a time. I always said this doesn't work for me. I do my morning routine and then I am done. lol. EXCEPT when something comes a long and interrupts it. Most of the time I am able to pro... Read more
I have a healthier lifestyle than I thought.
Friday, November 15, 2013      3 comments

I was recently visiting relatives and had a great time but did not have my normal routine. By the end of 4 or 5 days, I was craving vegetables, outside time, and even exercise. I thought I really didn't like exercising so it really blew my mind ... Read more
The reports tell all
Thursday, October 31, 2013      4 comments

How many times do you say, "I will skip my workout today. It will be fine. I do it most days." I didn't think I was saying it much until I ran the spark people reports. Ouch! That hurt. I saw that what I thought was maybe once a week may rea... Read more
Water skiing is a lot like weight-loss. Check it out. lol
Saturday, October 12, 2013      6 comments

Weight loss is a lot like water skiing. If you do everything right then you are able to get up on the skies. Other times, the water is choppy and very hard to get up even when you are doing everything right. Those are the times you stay in a ... Read more
New formula for weightloss
Monday, October 07, 2013      3 comments

Energy (fuel) + endurance (cardio) + strength (toning) + flexibility (stretching)= an energetic, healthy, active life. ... Read more
Learn from your mistakes
Wednesday, January 09, 2013      3 comments

When you make mistakes, don't beat yourself up. Instead look to see where you messed up and why. Plan how you will handle it the next time those temptations come to you. Then check to see if you did did not give into the temptation would you hav... Read more
Little goals achieved build passion
Wednesday, December 05, 2012      2 comments

I am starting over and even though I had small goals, I did not let go my old goals. I said my new goal was 10 minutes on a stationary bike, but I was miserable trying to do 30 minutes. I felt so frustrated. Then I realized the spark way is to m... Read more
Love the Spark way
Thursday, February 03, 2011      0 comments

The Spark people are sooooo smart. They know that if you start with small goals, you will stick with it. I now laugh at the last post I made. ... Read more
Gotta ck out

Thursday, January 13, 2011      3 comments

Want to start moving? Don't know where to start? Spark People has soooo many resources. This one I just found this morning.
ource/fitness_videos.asp. Ck it out. I love my bicycle, but have been hearing how... Read more
Remember it is all about your goals.
Tuesday, January 11, 2011      1 comments

Don't get side-tracked into thinking you have to do a certain exercise or read everything. It is all about the goal. To loose weight, you have to eat healthier and move more. Now go have FUN doing that. Log it and see how the equation is wor... Read more
Starting over & remembering the fun spark people diet offers
Tuesday, December 21, 2010      2 comments

Well, I started on spark people August 15 and was doing great until Thanksgiving hit. Totally lost momentum. Been trying to get back on track, but just hasn't happened. Today I started reading stage 1 again. So I am starting over with the ba... Read more
Wednesday, October 27, 2010      2 comments

I had just finished my 15 mile stationary bike ride when my brother called and said he was coming over. I wasn't sure how quickly he would get here, but needed a shower. So I showered as fast as I could. (10 minutes to bathe, shampoo, and sha... Read more

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